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Sunshine for light in the night

Nature volume 362, pages 691692 (22 April 1993) | Download Citation


People in rural regions of the developing world are hungry for electricity to meet the most rudimentary of needs. Small solar-power systems have proved themselves to be an appropriate technology.

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  1. Solar Electric Light Fund, 1739 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA.

    • Neville Williams
  2. Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA

    • Ken Jacobson
  3. Global Environment Facility photovoltaic project consultant, United Nations Development Programme, Harare, Zimbabwe.

    • Harold Burris


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